When we woke him up he was ravenous for cheese pizza and root beer, but Old School was closed!
We went to Apollo's Pizza and Pasta [what, no website?!]. We got him the Cheese Pita Pizza, and he asked for a second one, but was denied. Grampa Dave did us get a second pitcher of root beer. The waiter convinced us that switching to "bottomless glasses" would be cheaper even if he put it in the pitcher. We had the Mediterranean Pizza: pesto, chicken, artichoke hearts. And split a small Greek Salad.
They told us about the play I'd sent them to in Chelsea, The Poetry of Pizza. The male lead, a Kurd, woos the visiting poetry professor with his unconventional pizzas. He carves vegetable flowers on them. She orders 28 of them but doesn't eat them. She gives them names like The Passion Pizza and The Kiss.
A benevolent alien, the XO, is heading for our door. Shhh... don't tell Orion, it's a surprise.
Relaxation massage is a scenario where one might enter a drastic parasympathetic response. The parasympathetic response is also sometimes called rest and digest. It is a time of digestion, elimination of feces and urine, and conserving body energy. The conservation of energy occurs by decreasing demands on the cardiovascular system, lowering blood pressure, heart, and respiratory rates. During a massage the skin is warmed, indicating that there is no need to divert blood to skeletal muscles or vital organs. The eye pupils are constricted to protect the retinas from excessive damaging light, and the lenses of the eyes are “set” for close vision, if the eyes are opened at all during the massage. The digestive system increases smooth muscle mobility (peristalsis) and amount of secretion by digestive system glands. It relaxes sphincters both in the digestive system and also the urinary bladder and allows voiding.
He went to Wind up Here for several gifts...
including a playmobil set for Orion (shhhh...)
Orion also gets gifts on Winter Solstice. He'll get a headlamp, a clip-light for the car, and a color changing light that attaches to the bathroom sink.
Jusby is fascinated by gumbo because of the unusual combining of several meats (chicken and bacon, sausage and shrimp, etc.).
Jusby recalls a disappointing assumption he made about a new burger at Jack in the Box AKA Jacques dans la boîte AKA Yak inna Vox.
Sadly, it turned out to be something known in other realms as the Rodeo cheeseburger (BK $.99). They throw on an onion ring (or a few) with some BBQ sauce. This time, they affiliated with KC Masterpiece. Plus some bacon. The onion ring provided the optical illusion of another breaded patty of something. Plus they offer a Spicy Chicken version. You can see Jusby's confusion (and wishful thinking).
It's a bigger version of their $.99 Western Cheeseburger, but it has 720 calories and 360 of them are from Fat!
But compare it to the Bacon Cheese Ciabbiata at 1120 calories (684 from Fat)!
With a clear bulb you get more patterns on the wall. This is an opaque bulb. This is an opaque blog. Buy stuff! It's not buy-nothing-day anymore. Click and buy stuff. Give stuff to Jusby, Trish, and Orion. Give stuff to your friends and relatives. Comment with stuff to buy!
BTW, Bil's having a show at the Capital Theater!
Last Sunday's paper... saw Bil staring up at me from a table in the lobby of the Brigg's YMCA. Jusby was SURE he had already blogged about that lamp, but he couldn't find the story anywhere... It was a winter solstice gift from Bil. A few years ago, around this time, Justin was working full time on medical records for St. Pete's. He's a former form reformatter. He wanted to support the creative work of friends, family and local or progressive companies in the holiday gifting process. He bought from